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ARC Book Review: Monstrous Heart

When Arden Beacon is sent to the lighthouse, she is simply a woman with a job to do. She neither seeks, nor expects, distraction. After years tainted by disappointment, Arden is finally taking up her family‚Äôs profession. She must prove herself worthy of her name, for she has nothing else. But the coast she has… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Monstrous Heart

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ARC Book Review: The Mercies

After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft. Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Mercies

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ARC Book Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton

'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?' 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton

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ARC Book Review: The Dollmaker

Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive but graceful, unique, and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Dollmaker

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ARC Book Review: The Beauty of the Wolf

What some might call beauty, I find monstrous' In the age of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth I, Lord Francis Rodermere starts to lay waste to a forest. Furious, the sorceress who dwells there scrawls a curse into the bark of the first oak he fells: A faerie boy will be born to you whose beauty… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Beauty of the Wolf